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The FDA is preparing to crack down on e-cigs like the Juul — here’s why vaping is so dangerous

A handful of recent studies are beginning to reveal the possible health effects of e-cigarette use, and they are not all positive. These findings and a reported uptick in teen vaping have spurred the Food and Drug Administration to act — a move that is expected sometime this week. Researchers have found evidence of toxic metals like lead in e-cig vapor. Evidence also suggests that vaping may be linked to an increased risk of heart attacks. Regulators and health experts are particularly concern...
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We asked real estate experts where Amazon's HQ2 could go in Long Island City, Queens — here's what they said

Amazon has announced that its second headquarters, known as HQ2, will be split between two locations: the National Landing area of Arlington, Virginia, and Long Island City, Queens. The company is on the hunt for either an existing building or new development, which will likely span 4 million square feet and cost around $2.5 billion over the next 15 to 17 years. Business Insider caught up with a few real estate experts, who shared their predictions for the future headquarters.  The wait ...
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You’ll no longer be able to buy flavored Juul e-cigarettes in retail stores because too many teens are vaping

Silicon Valley startup Juul announced on Tuesday it would temporarily stop selling flavored e-cigs at stores. The move comes on the heels of a similar ban on flavored e-cigs enacted by the city of San Francisco over the summer. Researchers nearly unanimously praised the move, which they expect will help protect young people by making the products less appealing and harder to purchase. In an attempt to address what government regulators are calling an "epidemic" of teen vaping, Silicon Valley ...
Tags: Apple, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Silicon Valley, Fda, Einstein, Michael Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Juul, Burns, Boston Children s Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, Gottlieb, Kevin Burns


'Red light district on the move': Self-driving cars open up a whole world of on-the-go activities — including sex

Once fully self-driving cars are prevalent, the time we used to spend driving can be filled with other activities.  Researchers from the Universities of Surrey and Oxford examined their effect on urban tourism and nightlife.  Their paper says hotels-by-the-hour could be replaced by self-driving cars, like a roving red light district.  Roving brothels could be the new norm once fully self-driving cars hit the streets, according to new research into their effect on the future of urban tourism. ...
Tags: Trends, Amsterdam, Oxford, Red light District, Scott Cohen, Waymo, Universities of Surrey, Annals of Tourism Research, Debbie Hopkins


I played 'Red Dead Redemption 2' as a cowboy photographer — here are my favorite photos showing the insane level of detail in the game

Rockstar Games' "Red Dead Redemption 2" is a universally-lauded video game that chronicles the end of the era of the gunslinging outlaw — and the bitter ending for those that thrived in that time. The narrative is compelling, the violence is omnipresent, and the game's world of the Wild West is generally cold and unforgiving.  But it's also a beautiful game; one of the most beautiful games of 2018, and certainly the best looking game yet from Rockstar. It's one of the only games I've played in ...
Tags: Trends, Arthur, Rockstar, Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead, Van Der Linde, Van der Linde Gang


You will have 2 more chances to see Stan Lee cameos before the end of 2018

Stan Lee makes cameos in upcoming movies "Ralph Breaks the Internet" and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." And if you missed "Venom," he's in that, too. The movie is still in theaters.   Stan Lee died on Monday, but we'll still see a lot of the Marvel legend in theaters before the year is over.  The king of the cameo will be showing up in two very different movies in the coming weeks. First he'll appear in Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet" on November 21, followed by Sony's "Spider-Man:...
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17 high-paying jobs Amazon's HQ2 could bring to Long Island City and Arlington

Amazon announced it's splitting its second headquarters between Long Island City, a neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia.  The megacompany said it will bring more than 25,000 high-paying jobs to each city. Business Insider looked at some of the high-paying roles at Amazon's current Seattle headquarters to get a sense of what jobs could come to its second headquarters.   Amazon has at last announced its HQ2 picks: Long Island City, a neighborhood o...
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Nashville didn't land a HQ2 location — here's how it still came out a winner in Amazon's competition (AMZN)

Nashville just emerged a winner from Amazon's drawn-out HQ2 competition. The capital of Tennessee didn't land an HQ2 location like Arlington, Virginia, and Long Island City, New York. But Nashville will be the location of a new Amazon operations hub that is set to bring about 5,000 new jobs. Nashville didn't snag one of Amazon's two new HQ2 locations. Arlington, Virginia,  and Long Island City, New York, came out on top in that regard, according to Amazon's official announcement toda...
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Amazon is forcing New York and Virginia to help it build helipads in return for building 'HQ2' in their states (AMZN)

Amazon just announced it's building "HQ2" in two locations — Northern Virginia and New York City. As part of the contracts between Amazon and the two cities, the cities are required to assist Amazon in obtaining federal approval to build helipads at each location.  Amazon added that in the case that a helipad cannot be built on the New York location, the city "will assist the Company in securing access to a helipad in an alternative location in reasonable proximity to the Development Sites." ...
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Google is consolidating DeepMind's healthcare AI business under its new Google Health unit (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google set up a new healthcare unit called Google Health last week, and appointed healthcare executive David Feinberg to lead it. Google Health will fold in the healthcare arm from its British artificial intelligence lab DeepMind. DeepMind's healthcare unit produced Streams, an app to improve patient healthcare. But that app did not use AI.  Google is moving quickly to reorganise its efforts in healthcare, creating a new unit called Google Health and folding in the healthcare arm from its Dee...
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Take a look inside a gorgeous inventor's paradise in a remote part of Brooklyn that used to be a deserted, rotted-out machine shop

An inventor's treasure trove lies tucked away in a remote part of Brooklyn.  New Lab, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, is an oasis for artists, engineers and entrepreneurs, serving as a hub where they can quickly mockup products and test their ideas.  The two-year-old New Lab, which is the home to over 100 NYC startups today, was once Building 128, a machine shop that created parts for ships used in both World Wars, and had since fallen into disrepair. New Lab's creators, David Belt and Scott Cohen, ...
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I drove a $474,000 Ferrari 812 Superfast to see if the most powerful Ferrari in the world is worth the price tag — here's the verdict (RACE)

Editorial note: Business Insider will name its 2018 Car of the Year on Monday, November 19. Each day this week, we're taking another look at the five vehicles that were runners-up that were selected from a pool of 15 finalists. We featured the 2018 Lincoln Navigator on Monday. Next up is the 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast. The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the successor to the F12berlinetta. The 812 Superfast is the latest two-seat GT car powered by the iconic Ferrari V12 engine. The 812 adds about 60 ...
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A month after a botched debut that deleted people's files, the next big Windows update is finally starting to roll out (MSFT)

Microsoft is resuming the rollout of the October 2018 Update to Windows 10 today. The update originally came out in October (naturally), but Microsoft stopped the rollout after some users said that it was wiping their personal files.  The update is now available again to early adopters who are willing to manually install it, but generally speaking, Microsoft is proceeding with caution.  It brings new features to Windows 10, chief among them a new integration with Android phones. The October 2...
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Amazon is building a second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia — here's a look at CEO Jeff Bezos' nearby mansion, which is undergoing $12 million in renovations

Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will split its second headquarters project, which it calls   HQ2, in two with locations in Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia. Jeff Bezos bought a residential property in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, DC, for $23 million in 2016. The two structures on the property have nearly 27,000 square feet of living space — it's the largest home in Washington, DC. Bezos is said to be spending $12 million to renovate the homes and the surrounding proper...
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Amazon is getting massively different tax breaks from New York and Virginia (AMZN)

Amazon has made its decision on HQ2, and now comes the hard part: delivering. Arlington, Virginia and New York City have both offered Amazon millions in incentives in exchange for choosing sites in two districts. New York ended up offering about $1 billion more, though. The chips are down, and now it's time for money to exchange hands. Amazon has chosen Long Island City in Queens, New York and National Landing in Arlington, Virginia as its two cites for HQ2. Both will get roughly half of the ...
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Amazon HQ2 is headed to the Washington, DC area, so we asked local startups what they thought about the move — here's what they said

Amazon has chosen the   Long Island City   neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia for its second headquarters, HQ2. Crystal City, Virginia, is an urban neighborhood in the Washington, DC metro area where many DC residents live and work. Before Amazon's official announcement, we asked DC startups what they thought about the possible arrival. They shared a few concerns. Amazon has officially chosen the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New Y...
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New York City won over Amazon in its HQ2 quest by claiming the site was 15 minutes from LaGuardia — the worst airport in America (AMZN)

Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will bring part of its second headquarters, HQ2, to New York City. The headquarters will be located in Long Island City, which is a neighborhood of Queens. The city's pitch to Amazon highlighted Long Island City's proximity to LaGuardia Airport, which has a reputation for being one of the worst airports in the US. A 2018 study of more than 40,000 travelers by JD Power found that respondents were less satisfied with their experiences at LaGuardia than at any ...
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Elon Musk has tried to help fix these 8 humanitarian crises — here's how he's doing so far

Ah, Elon Musk. The eccentric billionaire and real-life Tony Stark has courted controversy and made headlines for all the wrong reasons lately, but he's also had some remarkable success in developing world-changing technology.  For all his bluster, attacks on journalists, and odd behavior, he does seem genuine in his offer to help solve some of humanity's most dire problems. He's put his money where his mouth is. Climate change? Musk's electric car company, Tesla, has made electric cars exciting...
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New York City has lured Amazon with more than $1.5 billion in incentives — here's what else they agreed to (AMZN)

Amazon has finally announced the winners of its second headquarters project, HQ2, which will be split between two locations: Long Island City in Queens, New York, and the National Landing area of Arlington, Virginia. Amazon said it will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs between the two locations. New York City laid out the terms for its new neighbor in a document that was published online on Tuesday. The battle for HQ2 is finally over. On Tuesday, in a blog post, Amazon named...
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SoftBank committed another $3 billion to WeWork, and the deal could value the office sharing firm at around $42 billion

Japanese tech giant Softbank has committed an additional $3 billion to WeWork in a deal that would give the office sharing company a valuation of around $42 billion.  According to third-quarter financials seen by Business Insider, WeWork has substantially increased its revenue but its losses have more than tripled. Office sharing firm WeWork has secured an additional $3 billion from Japanese tech giant SoftBank, bringing its total funding and commitments to $6.4 billion. The SoftBank cash com...
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SoftBank's investing $3 billion in WeWork, and the deal could value the office sharing firm at around $42 billion

Office sharing firm WeWork has secured an additional $3 billion from Japanese tech giant SoftBank, bringing its total funding and commitments to $6.4 billion. The SoftBank cash comes in the form of a warrant, giving WeWork the option of new cash in the first half of 2019. The warrant automatically converts to stock in September at a price that gives WeWork a valuation of around $42 billion — provided the company doesn't go public or sell in the meantime. WeWork described the funding as "opportu...
Tags: Amazon, Softbank, Trends, WeWork, Business Insider WeWork


AT&T and the Dallas Innovation Alliance have announced the results of a year-long smart city case study (T)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Telecommunications company AT&T and the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) announced the results of a year-long smart city case study in Dallas' West End neighborhood, according to a  joint release . The telecom and the public-private partnership have introduced nine integrated smart city projects to the four-block test...
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A medical diagnostics startup that wants to use CRISPR technology to detect diseases raised $23 million in venture funding

Mammoth Biosciences co-founders Trevor Martin, Janice Chen, and Lucas Harrington are spotlighted in Forbes' Healthcare category of its 30 under 30 list of 2019.  Mammoth Biosciences announced a $23 million funding round in July, setting the company up to try and make a dent in the $45 billion global disease detection market. The startup uses CRISPR-based technology to detect the presence of diseases like HPV and malaria in DNA from blood or urine samples.  The technology is easily transp...
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, Silicon Valley, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Forbes, Martin, CAS, Jennifer Doudna, Harrington, Scientific Advisory Board, Trevor Martin, Mammoth, NFX, Mammoth Biosciences, Ashley Tehranchi


Another Apple supplier just cut its outlook (AAPL)

Qorvo, one of Apple's suppliers, slashed its third-quarter guidance, citing "recent demand changes for flagship smartphones." Lumentum, another Apple supplier, cut its outlook on Monday, citing a reduced shipment request from one of its biggest customers. Goldman Sachs on Tuesday said they are worried that "end demand for new iPhone models is deteriorating." Watch Apple trade live. Qorvo, which provides Radio Frequency (RF) solutions for Apple, on Tuesday slashed its third-quarter guidance,...
Tags: Apple, China, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Huawei, Goldman, Qorvo, Watch Apple, RF, Lumentum


Arlington, Virginia, lured in Amazon with promises of a helipad and a cash grant of up to $550 million (AMZN)

Amazon has officially announced that it will split its long-awaited HQ2 between Arlington, Virginia and Long Island City, New York. Arlington, Virginia, has long been touted as a frontrunner in Amazon's contest. In its proposal, Arlington promised the tech giant everything from a helipad to up to $550 million in cash grants. It's official. Arlington, Virginia, is one of the three spots that won out in Amazon's much-hyped HQ2 contest. The National Landing area of Arlington will be splitting HQ...
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Snapchat just launched a new feature that lets you create a highlight reel of your messages with friends — here's how it works (SNAP)

Snapchat is adding a feature called "Friendship Profiles," which creates landing pages of your interaction histories with each of your Snapchat friends. You can access these profiles by tapping on a friend's Bitmoji, where you'll find any content you've ever saved in a chat with a friend. The feature will be rolling out to users "slowly over the coming weeks," along with other features that are designed to highlight your relationships on Snapchat. Snapchat is rolling out a new feature that wi...
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We walked around Long Island City, the New York neighborhood where Amazon is planning to bring HQ2, and saw why it'd be appealing to the e-commerce giant (AMZN)

Amazon is developing its second headquarters, HQ2, in two separate locations: the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the National Landing area of Arlington, Virginia, the company announced on Tuesday.  New York's pitch of Long Island City to Amazon included boasts about "a creative, mixed-use neighborhood," more than 13 million square feet of real estate, and speedy commute times. We took a walk around Long Island City and saw why it would be appealing to Amazon. Amazon w...
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One of Tesla's top lawyers has left the company (TSLA)

One of Tesla's most senior lawyers has left the automaker, Bloomberg first reported. Phil Rothenberg, who was a vice president in Tesla's legal department, started a new position as the general counsel at the hospitality startup Sonder on November 5, a Sonder representative confirmed. Tesla and Rothenberg did not immediately respond to Business Insider's requests for comment.   One of Tesla's most senior lawyers has left the automaker. Phil Rothenberg, who was a vice president in Tesla's lega...
Tags: Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, TSLA, SEC, Musk, Sonder, Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, Rothenberg, Phil Rothenberg


Amazon is essentially creating a new neighborhood in Virginia for its HQ2 (AMZN)

Amazon's official announcement about its HQ2 decision has prompted a few questions about its upcoming Arlington, Virginia, location. Amazon posted a statement saying that its new Virginia HQ2 would be located in National Landing. This location appears to be a new Arlington neighborhood created with HQ2 in mind. Arlington, Virginia, came out a winner in Amazon's grueling HQ2 competition — but one detail in the tech giant's announcement has left observers and Washington, DC-area natives...
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I've lived near Long Island City for more than a decade. Here's why an Amazon HQ2 in Queens may be a disaster.

Amazon is splitting its second headquarters, known as HQ2, in two locations. Each will may attract about 25,000 new workers. The company wants to put half of HQ2 in Long Island City, or LIC — the western-most neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City. Developers have rapidly built up LIC in recent years, and local leaders promised $1.525 billion to attract Amazon. But nearby housing prices continue to skyrocket. Many immigrant and working families in Queens are moving deeper into ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, NYC, Washington, New York City, Trends, Earth, Brooklyn, Queens, Kuala Lumpur, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Jeff Bezos, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Trump